Lemon Roasted Chicken

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Lemon roasted chicken! This is such an amazing chicken recipe!

This is one of our favorite ways to make chicken!  Not only is it easy, but it is juicy, tender and filled with flavor!

I like to marinate the chicken for about an hour if I have time (it still tastes great if you’re short on time).  Be sure not to let the chicken marinate longer than an hour as the acidity in the lemon juice will make the chicken tough if it sits too long.

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Lemon Roasted Chicken

This is one of our favorite ways to make chicken!  Not only is it easy, but it is juicy, tender and filled with flavor!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter , softened
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 whole chicken (approx 3 lbs)

Directions:

  1. Zest the yellow rind of the lemon. Cut the lemon in half and juice half of the lemon into a small bowl. Add the rind, olive oil, softened butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well (the mixture should be fairly thick like a paste).
  2. Rinse chicken well under cold water and dab dry with paper towels. Poke the entire chicken all over with a fork. Massage the chicken with the lemon mixture. Place in a large ziplock bag with any remaining lemon mixture and allow to marinate in the fridge for 45-60 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the remaining lemon half and place it inside the chicken. Place in a shallow pan and bake 1 1/2- 2 hours or until the inner thigh reaches 165 degrees F.
  4. (Note: This can also be prepared on the rotisserie).

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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